A Brief Overview of Personal Injury Law

2df17917a5f8fa07c15036734f5fd278The term “personal injury” usually brings to mind car accidents, but this broad legal term is associated with a number of different injuries resulting from any type of negligence. Medical devices that are defective, negligence on the road or in a long-term care facility, and even improper instructions on how to handle dangerous chemicals could come into play in personal injury cases.

If you or a loved one have experienced a personal injury or wrongful death related to any type of negligence, you may want to find an attorney that can help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserves. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA provide FREE initial consultations to discuss cases involving such accidents. Simply call (305) 371-6000 or toll free at (877)-475-2905. You can also contact us online at info@gslawusa.com.

The Role of the Plaintiff in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Plaintiffs, also known as the injured party, can seek compensation from the defendant, who is usually the entity responsible for the negligence and/or injury. The compensation that the plaintiff seeks is usually referred to as “damages.” If the defendant disputes any claims made by the plaintiff and refuses to settle out-of-court, this is when a lawsuit involving lawyers on both sides ensues.

The plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent in some way in order to win the compensation he or she deserves. This is why hiring a personal injury attorney is crucial for success. An attorney can also help guide the plaintiff on the appropriate compensation amount by taking in consideration all variables, including lost wages, medical expenses, psychological distress, etc. Lawyers should be hired as soon as possible, too. In fact, there are certain claims that need to be filed within a specific timeframe, otherwise the right to sue can be rendered void.

Seek Legal Assistance Now

If you or a loved one has experienced a personal injury involving some type of negligence, it is imperative you seek the advice from a professional attorney experienced dealing with personal injury law as soon as possible. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA know how to deal with personal injury lawsuits and can help you seek the compensation you deserve. We also know the importance of recovering lost wages, estate assets, and money due to medical costs and will fight every step of the way to help you receive the reward you need. Call us today for a FREE consultation to discuss your case at 1-877-475-2905, or send us an email at info@gslawusa.com. The first consultation will help us understand your particular case, and you will not owe any fees unless we take on the case and collect compensation on your behalf.

 

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